EUROPALIA Train and Tracks

25/03/2022 27/03/2022

Just over 175 years ago, Brussels and Paris were the first European capitals to be connected by train. The TGV high-speed train was inaugurated 40 years ago and Thalys is celebrating its 25th anniversary. Originally a symbol of how society and industrialisation were accelerating, today the train is more often the answer to a desire to slow down and travel in a more sustainable way.

EUROPALIA is focused on this invention, which is a significant source of inspiration for the arts.

With The Bastards, Mohamed Toukabri joins forces with a graphic designer to pay tribute to hip-hop culture and its relationship with public spaces and train stations. Through two of its key elements – breakdance and graffiti – we discover the stories and people at the source of this rich and inspiring world.

As part of the Pays de Danses Festival, Mohamed Toukabri and Eyes-B are waiting for you at Liège-Guillemins train station in their alternative photo booth with Moving Self-Portrait, to take your in-motion self-portrait. Using a torch, rap music and a camera with a long timer, they create a unique portrayal of you. This self-portrait will remind you that it’s not appearance that matters, but self-expression!

Expositions

Figures, figures, figures

22.09.2023 30.06.2024
Théâtre de Liège
Dance

Dervish

24.08.2024
Salle de la Grande Main
The swirling movements of the famous whirling dervishes modernized by the fervor of Ziya Azazi in a flamboyant show.
Dance

Detours Cyphers 2024

31.08.2024
Parc de la Boverie
An event dedicated to urban dance that sheds light on the city and its artists.
Theater

L'Arbre à clous

22.09.2024 04.10.2024
Salle de l'Œil vert
A votive vigil inspired by an ancient Walloon tradition still alive today, which reactivates the powers of our imaginations.
Theater

Le Garage inventé

22.09.2024 28.09.2024
Salle de la Grande Main
Blending theatre and film, Claude Schmitz's Le Garage inventé is a total spectacle.
Theater

Merveille

02.10.2024 04.10.2024
La Cité Miroir
The journey of an infinitely courageous woman, ready to face all dangers to protect her child and save herself.